Events and Groups April 2023


Longhorsley Ladies Lunch 

Our next lunch date is Tuesday 18th April at 12.30pm 

in The Cook and Barker - car sharing can be arranged. 

If you would like to join us then please email Frances Murphy by the 10th April.

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Wednesday Warm Ups!!

The wonderful coffee mornings are still going on in 

Longhorsley Village Hall, every Wednesday 

from 10am to 12 noon.

Everybody’s invited, we’d love to see you. 

Great conversation, refreshments; bring your knitting, 

a puzzle book, your neighbour… whatever you like!

Everything’s free, and you’ll be assured of the very warmest of welcomes.

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Netherwitton Village Hall

Thursday 13th April 5.30pm: Gardening Club. 

Friday 21st April 7.30pm: David Sayer’s Big Fun Quiz, with refreshments. £5.00 per person, please register in advance.

Friday 28th April 9am to 1pm: Crafty Friday. Bring your own activity.

Contact: Peter Pacepavicius  07785 577466 or see Netherwitton Village Hall Facebook page.

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The 55th Morpeth Gathering

Friday 14th - Sunday 16th April

An exciting three-day annual festival of street entertainment, indoor events, music, dance, craft, dialect, heritage and traditional fun - held the weekend after Easter in the medieval market town of Morpeth. 

For a full list of events see:

Any last-minute changes, see Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering on Facebook.

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The Northumbrian Language Society

Saturday 29th April from 8pm 

Reed Neet

The Waterford Lodge, Castle Square, Morpeth, NE61 1YD

The local equivalent of a Burns Night, in honour of our founder and dialect poet, Fred Reed. The Northumbrian pipes are played as the Muckle Greet Stottie Cyek is brought in, to be enjoyed with a Pie and Peas Supper. This is followed by light-hearted entertainment including dialect speeches and poetry.  

Tickets, to be booked in advance, cost £10, available from 

John, the Society’s Chairman,  01668 281462

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More details about all groups are in the Groups Supplement that was distributed with the September 2021 edition of the newsletter.
Extra copies are available on the Back Copies page.

Longhorsley WI

Paul Mein, a poet and writer from Warkworth, came to our last meeting and hugely entertained us. Whether speaking in his normal voice or in a Geordie accent his poems were a delight and proved that poetry does not always have to rhyme.

It was also a pleasure at the meeting to welcome two new Members who we hope will enjoy our activities.

We meet next on Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm when Hilary Fielding will talk about going East to India and Cambodia.

For more information contact: Audrey Wiggins, Secretary, 788692

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust - Coquetdale Group

We meet on the first Monday of each month from September to April at the Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. Outings/visits are organised in the summer months.

Guests are very welcome and a fee of £5 is charged. Doors open at 7pm with tea and coffee available for a small donation.

April 3rd at 7.30pm: Group AGM and members’ photos.

We now have a summer gap.

Contact Conrad Chilvers  788351

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Exercise to Music

We continue to exercise in the Village Hall on Monday mornings, 9.15 to 10.15am. New members are most welcome.

Shirley Forster is our instructor and sessions are in conjunction with Age UK.

Mary Stephenson  788232 

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Walking Group

The walks are usually 4 to 6 miles long and it’s a good idea to bring a drink and energy snack on the walk. Where suitable there may be the option of a picnic lunch or a meal out after the walk. 

The next upcoming walks are:

Monday 3rd April: Amble Sculpture Trail, led by Penny  788278

Thursday 20th April: Cambois, led by Estelle  07803 137279

Monday 1st May: Longframlington, led by Tracey  07528 014772

New walkers are always welcome. 

For more information please contact  Sheena & Jan  07801 005634

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St. Helen’s Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 1st April at 10am in St. Helen’s Church. All are welcome. Raffle and stall as usual.

There will not be a coffee morning in May.

Mary Stephenson  788232

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Christian Vision for Men

The Christian Vision for Men group has monthly breakfasts at the Angler's Arms. Our next breakfast will be on Saturday 29th April at 8.30am. 

Our speaker that morning will be one of our own members, Stewart Evans, who will be talking on the subject of “Confucius, Communism and Christian Compassion in China”. This is based on over 20 years of experience with International China Concern, visiting the country as an occupational therapist and teacher. The charge for those attending each breakfast is £9.

For more information and to book a place, please contact 

Jim Cockburn  01670 510130 

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Wingates Bridge Club

Wingates bridge club will be back in Wingates village hall on Tuesday evenings from Tuesday the 28th March.

We are a relaxed bridge club with a range of members from beginners to experienced players. No partner is required and we can provide personalised tuition to new starters or to those who have played but need a refresher. All are welcome, just turn up any Tuesday at 7.30pm or contact  Robert Famelton on 01669 620512 or

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